Job Postings

The following positions have been sent to MSSA to be posted:

Listings found below:

  • Xavier University
  • University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • California State University – Long Beach
  • Wright State University
  • University of West Georgia
  • University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Western Kentucky University
  • University of Southern Mississippi



The Department of Sociology at Xavier University of Louisiana, an Historically Black Catholic University located in the heart of New Orleans, invites applicants for TWO tenure-track assistant professor positions beginning August 2015. Applicants should have a PhD in sociology, though ABDs will be considered. The successful candidate for one position will have primary teaching and research specializations in criminology/deviance, with the primary specialization for the other position in medical sociology. Secondary specializations for either position include race and ethnicity, urban and community sociology, gender, and family. Candidates for both positions are expected to develop a broad range of courses, including undergraduate research methods.

The sociology program actively supports Xavier’s mission of promoting a more just and humane society through service-learning projects and community-based research collaborations. In addition to New Orleans’ vibrant culture and dynamic urban revitalization, Xavier’s location provides a rich and fertile research environment with ample opportunities for community engagement, teaching innovation, and research collaborations. Faculty in Xavier’s Department of Sociology enjoy the intimacy of teaching small classes and working closely with individual students, while being affiliated with a larger Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Xavier faculty strive for teaching excellence and innovative research through funding and support from a wide range of institutional programs such as Xavier’s Center for Undergraduate Research, an undergraduate research journal, interdisciplinary programming, the nation’s only Institute for Black Catholic Studies, and Center for Advancement of Teaching. Faculty members will have the opportunity to teach courses beyond sociology in African American and Diaspora Studies and/or Women’s Studies.

Review of applications will begin 12/01/2014. Applications received before 01/15/2015 will be assured consideration. To apply, log in to our online system at: Attach a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae that includes names, addresses, and email addresses of three references, a teaching portfolio, and a research agenda. Address letters of interest to: Dr. Chris Faircloth, Search Committee Chair. Any questions should also be addressed to Chris Faircloth at EOE/AA.



Department of Sociology and Criminology
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Criminology
Vacancy: #15F041
Position: #6178
The Department of Sociology and Criminology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Criminology to begin August 2015. A PhD in Criminology/Criminal Justice or Sociology in hand by the time of appointment and a demonstrated commitment to teaching and research are required. We are seeking to hire a generalist in criminology who complements our existing strengths and the overall applied/public focus of the department. Preference may be given to candidates with experience in international/global crime. The candidate should have a proven research track record and demonstrate potential in obtaining research grants. There is also an expectation for teaching in our graduate program. The typical teaching load for research-active faculty is three courses per semester; information about the department can be found at

To apply, please complete the online application process available at Adobe PDF or Microsoft Word attachments are required. Priority review of applications will begin December 2, 2014, however applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Under North Carolina law, applications and related materials are confidential personnel documents and not subject to public release.

The Department of Sociology and Criminology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington has over 20 full-time faculty members, roughly 350 majors, and offers bachelor’s degrees in sociology, criminology, and an MA in Sociology and Criminology. UNCW is located in an historical resort city midway between the Atlantic coast and the beautiful Cape Fear River.

UNCW actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic, or other minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.



Tenure Track Faculty Position
POSITION: Assistant Professor of Sociology (Critical Criminology)
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 17, 2015 (Fall Semester)
SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
* Ph.D. in Sociology or related discipline at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by AUGUST 1, 2015
* Academic expertise in the areas of Critical Criminology, with a focus on one or more of the following: the criminalization of communities of color; the prison industrial complex; mass incarceration; gangs, drugs, and violence; the school to prison pipeline; and restorative justice.
* Demonstrated potential for successful college level teaching.
* Demonstrated potential for continuing development of research, scholarly and creative activities.
* Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.


* Evidence of scholarship and successful teaching in Critical Criminology and/or related areas.
* Expertise in quantitative research methods and/or statistics.
* Ability to mentor students and supervise research.
* Evidence of service in an academic institution or the community.
* Teach existing courses such as: Criminology; Sociology of Deviance; Juvenile Delinquency; Elementary Statistics; Quantitative Methods of Social Research; Racism, Power, and Inequality; and/or Social Problems.
* Develop potential courses in: Drugs, Crime, and Policing; Gangs and Community Violence; Policing Gender, Race, and Sexuality; Surveillance, Technology, and Social Control; and/or in the area(s) of expertise.
* Engage in ongoing research, scholarly and creative activities.
* Participate in department, college, university, and community service.
* Assist in mentoring students; supervise student research projects.
* Participate in departmental governance and service to the department, college, and university. Develop curricula to meet the needs of a diverse student body.

CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions. CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.


• A Student Success Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (approximately one page)
• Letter of application addressing the minimum and desired/preferred qualifications
• CV (including current email address)
• Three to five current references or letters of recommendation
• Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
• Finalists will also be required to submit a signed SC-1 form, three to five current letters of recommendation (if not already submitted), and an official transcript.
• Samples of relevant materials (teaching materials, evaluations, research papers or publications, etc.)

All required documentation should be submitted through with the exception of official transcript and a signed SC-1 form. Reference the recruitment number 2184.

Requests for information should be addressed to: Dr. Jake Wilson, Chair, Search Committee Department of Sociology – California State University, Long Beach Telephone number: (562) 985-7379 or 1250 Bellflower Boulevard Long Beach, CA 90840-0906

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Position open until filled (or recruitment canceled). Review of applications to begin on November 3, 2014.

CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, political affiliation, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran’s status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Wright State University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Sociology at the assistant professor level to begin August 2015. The department offers a BA in Sociology and an MA in Applied Behavioral Science. We are looking for applicants who have demonstrated expertise in sociological theory. We have a particular interest in candidates who have a strong teaching and/or research background in contemporary sociological theory. Additional substantive areas are open, although candidates with demonstrated interests in one or more of the following areas are preferred: globalization, transnationalism, technology (e.g., digital media), social movements, and/or other areas that will potentially attract more students to the sociology major and minor. An ability to foster interdepartmental connections by developing coursework with multidisciplinary appeal is highly desirable. Teaching responsibility is five courses per academic year, including sociological theory at the undergraduate and graduate level, individual and society (or social psychology), and upper-level courses in the candidate’s area of expertise.

Applicants should demonstrate potential for excellence in scholarly research, as well as a strong commitment to teaching and service. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Sociology or a closely related field by the time of appointment. To be considered, ABD applicants must include supporting documentation (e.g., a letter from the advisor) that assures their degree completion by the time of appointment. Candidates must apply online at by December 1, 2014 for first consideration, and direct any questions to

A complete application package must include: 1) a cover letter that describes the applicant’s research and teaching interests; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) one or two samples of scholarly writing (e.g., publications, dissertation chapters, conference papers); 4) a list of three persons who can provide reference letters; and 5) evidence of teaching effectiveness (i.e., syllabi from any relevant courses taught and teaching evaluations). Only complete applications will be considered. Wright State University is a member of HERC ( and an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, is committed to an inclusive environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities



The Department of Sociology at the University of West Georgia solicits applications for one tenure-track assistant professor position starting August 2015. A PhD in sociology or related discipline is required at the time of appointment. We are a growing department with teaching opportunities in our BS and MA degree programs. We encourage applications from those who have teaching/research interests in research methodology (broadly construed), discipline-specific writing, and one of the following areas: race/ethnicity, health, education, social services, global/comparative studies. Successful candidates need a strong commitment to teaching, an active research agenda, and dedication to service to the university and community.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information of three individuals who can speak to their qualifications for this position. These materials should be sent in PDF format to Dr. Jennifer Beggs Weber, Search Committee Chair, at Applications received by November 14, 2014 will be guaranteed full consideration. Finalists will be required to submit to criminal background investigations. We welcome applications from women and minorities. The University of West Georgia is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Employment Opportunity Employer/Americans with Disabilities Act Institution.

Located 45 miles west of Atlanta, the University of West Georgia is classified as a Doctoral Comprehensive University by the University System of Georgia. On a residential campus with over 12,000 students, the university offers more than 100 degree programs at the baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral levels. Interested applicants are invited to visit the department website at



The Department of Sociology at The University of Texas at San Antonio invites applications for two open-rank positions beginning Fall 2015 (One position in Medical Sociology and one position in Public Health). All applicants must provide evidence of a record of scholarly research and professional publications commensurate with the rank for which the application is made. Applicants are also encouraged to provide evidence of effective teaching and grant activity. Tenure is contingent upon Board of Regents approval.

Medical Sociology: The position is open to applicants at the assistant, associate, or full professor level. All applicants must have a Ph.D. in Sociology by August 31, 2015. Successful applicants will have the ability to teach courses in medical sociology. Additional areas of concentration are open. Areas of strength in the department include health, Latino/a studies, and religion. Preference may be given to scholars who can support the quantitative methods courses in the department, though applications from all qualified candidates are welcome.

Public Health: The position is open to applicants at the assistant, associate, or full professor level. All applicants must have a Ph.D. (or Dr. PH) in Public Health by August 31, 2015. Preference will be given to candidates with graduate level training in Sociology and a doctoral degree in Public Health. Successful applicants will have the ability to teach courses in our undergraduate curriculum in Public Health.

To be considered at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level, successful applicants must be able to articulate a research agenda, have an emerging record of publications, and demonstrate commitments to instructional excellence and departmental service. Ideal candidates will have participated in collaborative research, and will have had prior classroom experience as an instructor of record.

To be considered at the Associate or Full professor level, successful applicants must have an established research agenda for securing external grants, a strong record of publications, excellent teaching skills with demonstrated effectiveness, and a track record of service. Ideal candidates will have experience leading collaborative research projects, and demonstrate instructional effectiveness at the undergraduate and graduate levels, to include the mentoring of graduate students.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate is required to pursue an active research and publishing agenda, and to teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students. Teaching assignments will be made at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Applicants should submit electronically in PDF format:

1. Letter of application that states applying position and rank, research interest, teaching experiences, and qualifications for the position
2. Current curriculum vita
3. Copy of graduate transcripts
4. One sample of written or published scholarly work
5. Two representative samples of syllabi for courses taught or proposed by the applicant
6. Teaching evaluations (if available or other evidence of course instruction)
7. Name and contact information for three references (to include name, address, telephone number, and email address) that are familiar with the applicant’s work

Send electronic materials to:

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2014 and will continue until the positions are filled.

UTSA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants who are selected for interviews must be able to show proof that they will be eligible and qualified to work in the United States by time of hire.



Western Kentucky University (WKU) Department of Sociology invites applications for an Assistant Professor position. This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position to begin August 15, 2015. Review of applications will begin on October 6, 2014 and will continue until position is filled.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Sociology, Criminology, or Criminal Justice completed by the time of appointment. Primary areas of specialization and teaching interest are Criminology and Criminal Justice with a focus on Corrections/Penology. The ideal candidate would also be able to contribute to instruction in the areas of Stratification and/or Research Methods. Familiarity and experience teaching web courses is desirable and a willingness to teach online courses is essential. The successful applicant will be highly involved in WKU’s online Criminology Master’s program and undergraduate Criminology major. Demonstrated excellence in teaching, ongoing scholarly research, and involvement in university, community, and professional service activities are expected.

The Department of Sociology offers Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in both sociology and criminology. The Master of Arts in Criminology is offered completely online. The department currently has 395 undergrad and graduate majors matriculating through its programs. For more information on our department and our programs, please visit our website at

WKU is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, a city of 60,600, approximately 110 miles south of Louisville and 65 miles north of Nashville (For more information, see The university currently enrolls 17,176 undergraduate and 2,665 graduate students. WKU values teaching and student learning. Its faculty are engaged in creative activity and diverse scholarship, including basic and applied research designed to expand knowledge, improve instruction, increase learning, and provide optimum service to the state and nation. WKU provides comprehensive support for grant-funded research.

For consideration applicants should provide a cover letter describing their interest in and qualifications for the position, including brief statements about their teaching interests and research agenda. They should also include a curriculum vitae, official university transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching evaluations), and three letters of recommendation to: Criminology Search, Department of Sociology, Western Kentucky University, 1906 College Heights Blvd. #11057, Bowling Green, KY 42101-1057.

Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, or marital status in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify The Office of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services at (270) 745- 5121, a minimum of five working days



JOB SUMMARY: The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Anthropology and Sociology invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of sociology to join our active and collegial sociology program in August 2015. This position is a joint position with the Interdisciplinary Studies Program.

DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful applicant will have a 3/3 teaching load (including courses in sociology and in interdisciplinary studies), maintain an active research agenda, and provide service to the department, the Interdisciplinary Studies program, and the university.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in sociology by time of appointment and evidence of a productive research agenda. As this is a joint appointment with the Interdisciplinary Studies program, the applicant must show evidence of an interdisciplinary focus either through coursework outside of sociology, a certificate in an interdisciplinary area, or an interdisciplinary research focus.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: The specialization area is open, but we particularly encourage applicants engaging in interdisciplinary scholarship with interests in any of the following areas: nonprofit studies, inequality (broadly defined), family, education, health, and/or the environment. Additional preferred qualifications include experience using or teaching multiple research methods and teaching and mentoring in a university setting with a diverse student body.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Applicants must complete an employment application located on the University of Southern Mississippi Human Resources website at Through the HR website, applicants must also submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on October 6, 2014, and will continue until finalists are selected. The University of Southern Mississippi is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Americans with Disabilities Act Institution.

UNIVERSITY AND AREA DESCRIPTION: Founded in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi is a comprehensive doctoral and research university offering more than 180 degree programs for both undergraduates and graduates. Southern Miss has a highly diverse student body of approximately 17,000. For additional information about the Southern Miss Sociology Program and the Department of Anthropology and Sociology, visit

Hattiesburg is known as the “Hub City” because of its proximity to New Orleans and popular Florida and Alabama beaches. New Orleans culture is a strong influence in the area, and Mardi Gras is an official university holiday. Hattiesburg features a range of restaurants from casual to formal dining, and live entertainment venues host local bands as well as visiting artists. There are also numerous outdoor opportunities including the Longleaf Trace, a 41-mile walking, jogging, biking, and equestrian trail, adjacent to the campus, in addition to nearby rivers, lakes, and forests offering camping, canoeing, kayaking, and fishing.

The city has been recognized by numerous publications as a top ranked college town and retirement destination because of the area’s amenities, food and entertainment venues, low cost of living, and strong healthcare services. For more information on Hattiesburg, visit